Previous head coach John Nicholl, who will take up his new role in Ballymena Academy, will assist with the backs. Ulster player Andy Warwick, and former AIL winner Darrell O’Kane continue to assist the forwards. The 2XV will once again be headed by Gareth Fisher, and welcome the return of Mike Stevenson. Stephen Shaw continues to coach the 3XV after a cup winning season.
Ballymena RFC welcome new head coach Andy Hughes to the club, ahead of the 2022/23 season. Andy is widely regarded in Ulster and brings with him over 10 years of AIL coaching experience. Formerly a player and then head coach at Dungannon RFC, with a stint at Armagh in between.
Director of rugby Jamie Smith ‘’We are delighted to welcome Andy to the club. I think this is a step in the right direction and brings a fresh approach to our set up. We have worked hard in the past few seasons to build a certain culture at the club, and Andy fits the bill perfectly’’